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Alternatives Hair | Hairdressers Silverdale

We are the hairdressers Silverdale and the Hibiscus Coast know really well.

At 29E Silverdale Street, alternatives is Silverdale’s longest serving hair salon and we have a reputation we are justifiably very proud of. Our prices are realistic & affordable & our stylists are passionate about their craft and each bringing with  them a different set of skills and creative abilities.

Our Silverdale Village Hairdressing Team

Looking for an experienced, classically trained stylist who loves creating styles that never go out of date?


Joanne is alternatives hair salon owner and had been working on the Hibiscus Coast for 15 years before buying alternatives in late 2012.

She has over 3 decades of hairdressing experience and is classically trained in precision cutting, very experienced with curly hair & loves freehand colouring  & corrective hair colour work.

Jo was a NZ finalist in the “Men’s Cut Colour, Style” section of the 2007 Australasian Goldwell Color Zoom Trophy.

Jo & her hubby, a local firefighter, have three adult kids & live on a lifestyle block in Ahuroa. She attends Calvary Auckland and thinks the Hibiscus Coast is an awesome place to live and a great place to have a hair salon.

What are your fave hair products at the moment?
“I’m loving R+Co’s Badlands. A Dry Texturising Paste, which gives an amazing dry texture to short funky hair styles”.

What trends  are inspiring you?
“This is not really a trend, but I am loving tape hair extensions. Extensions can add fullness or length to a clients hair, that is cost effective & very low maintanence.”.

Why do you like working @ alternatives?
“I feel blessed to work with Zoe, she is am amazing hairdresser & we feel like family. Our clients are beautiful people, wonderful.”

Do you like feeling good?
Want to be pampered & have gorgeous hair to make you feel your best?


Zoe is a very creative and driven senior stylist & she has a wonderful knack of ensuring her clients feel both cared for and really important.

Zoe is very good at blonding work and complex Blow Wave styling, leaving her clients feeling thrilled and looking amazing.

In 2016 Zoe was the runner up in the “NZ Weddings Magazine” bridal stylist of the year.

Zoe has two children & she & her partner live locally in Stillwater.

What are your fave products at the moment?
“I’m loving O&M’s Atonic spray because it gives lightweight volume & body to hairstyles and you can really see the difference & I also love the Pastel Colours by JUUCE, for an instant spray on pop of colour..”

What trends are inspiring you at the moment?
“I love the current trend of  pastel peek-a-boo colour techniques”

Why do you like working @ alternatives?
“The girls are like a second family and I think the Silverdale hair salon has an enjoyable atmosphere and has a great progressive learning environment. Jo is pretty awesome too”.

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alternatives hair | Silverdale Hairdressers On The Go

alternatives hair is proudly a Paul Mitchell registered salon. We also stock ten different boutique shampoo brands in our shop at front of house.

Great hairdressing is a craft and we take this seriously and our hairdressing is taken to a very high standard. alternatives hair emphasises “best practice” procedures and we utilise recyclable and sustainable salon concepts wherever we can.

We are proud to have featured in the April 2015 IMAGES magazine with a full page profile on the salon.

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Dedicated To Hairdressing

We are a progressive salon and we believe in looking after the next generation of hairdressers. We take our responsibility to the hairdressing industry seriously and fully support and encourage hairdressing apprenticeship training programmes.

We recognise that good apprentices add value not just to our business, but are integral to the future of the  hairdressing industry. Because of this, we employ and train up apprentices and accept Gateway students.

We work to keep our hairdressing team motivated and excited by attending shows, entering hairdressing competitions, attending seminars and holding regular in-salon, hands-on training.

We recognise that as a company you can all have the best policies, procedures and practices, but without a great team of people learning and working in harmony with each other none of those matter.

all services include a complimentry shampoo & condition
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